A technically capable department, supported by highly trained personnel pursuing vigorously and precisely a well-balanced development for the city that is livable, competitive, self-sustaining, resilient and inclusive.


Initiate the formulation and oversee the implementation of the Comprehensive Land Use Plan and City Development Plan that maximize people’s participation and integrated multi-sectoral strategy.


Formulate integrated economic, social, physical, and other development plans and policies for consideration of the local government development council;

Conduct continuing studies, researches, and training programs necessary to evolve plans and programs for implementation; Integrate and coordinate all sectoral plans and studies undertaken by the different functional groups or agencies; Monitor and evaluate the implementation of the different development programs, projects, and activities in the local government unit concerned in accordance with the approved development plan; Prepare comprehensive plans and other development planning documents for the consideration of the local development council; Analyze the income and expenditure patterns, and formulate and recommend fiscal plans and policies for consideration of the finance committee of the local government unit concerned as provided under Title Five, Book II of the Local Government Code; Promote people participation in development planning within the local government unit concerned; Exercise supervision and control over the secretariat of the local development council; and Exercise such other powers and perform such other functions and duties as may be prescribed by law or ordinance.